CSA Meal Plan – October 6th-12th

turnips Last week was a successful one. Creating a meal plan again certainly got us back on track again and we saved money and ate a lot more healthy. Having a kitchen and life slow back down just a bit helped too;)


Dinner in the Dell was pretty amazing. Here’s is a picture of one of Chef Pasternack’s creations…Smoked Long Island Dogfish accompanied by Heirloom Tomato Tart and Chevre. This was just one of the 6 courses (three of them desserts) that we enjoyed. Seriously YUM!


We also tried out Udi’s frozen pizza crust this week as a peanut free alternative for our homemade pizza. H was a HUGE fan and everyone else was too!

Now onto this week!

Before I go any further, I have another announcement…MESCLUN MIX IS BACK! Now back to the regularly scheduled programming…

Sunday: Navy Bean and Vegetable Soup and Grilled Cheese 

Last week at Wood Fired Pizza and a Movie Night, Mario handed me a Smoked Pork Bone. WAHOOOOO!!!! I could not have been more excited! Navy Bean Soup is my favorite and I can’t wait to make it. I’ll have to substitute some of the ingredients based on the season.

Monday: Cavatelli with Garlic Bread

I’ll be using up the rest of the sauce from last week and making one of our family’s favorites!

Tuesday: Pizza Night

C has her follow-up appointment today and so I will be out all day. It will be a quick meal for when we get home.

Wednesday: Stir Fry Chicken with Hakurai Turnips

Now that these sweet turnips are back in season, we can’t wait to have this dish more often. Thursday: Pasta with Cranberry Beans and Greens Part of this week’s share was cranberry shelling beans. This is not an ingredient that I have cooked with before and I am pretty excited to try it! With all of the mustard greens and turnip greens that we have been getting, the recipe sounds like the perfect trio! Friday: Shredded Mexican Chicken in the Crockpot  I plan on serving these with tortillas (Hot Bread Kitchen for me), some of the last heirloom tomatoes of the season and Padron peppers. Saturday: Dinner at Mom and Dad’s  We’ll be heading to see my mom’s quilt show this day and I imagine we will be staying a bit later and either eating dinner at their house or eating out. Sunday: Dad’s Choice!  I am working this day so it will be whatever dad feels like cooking:) What is on your menu for the week?

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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